“I think everything’s a challenge. I just want to keep bettering myself and if there’s something there then I’ll work to try and strive and achieve it.
“I want to keep pushing myself, challenging myself and making those at home proud of me”
An incredible sporting career spanning the top levels of football, rugby union, league and sevens, domestically and internationally, Caz Collie is an athletic phenom.
The “Sporting Polymath” has competed internationally in both rugby union, for Scotland, and for England in rugby league, where she made her debut against Wales in 2022. Before this however, she played as a goalkeeper for both Arsenal and Chelsea FC.
In Year 9, Collie moved from Scotland down to London to play for Arsenal’s academy before she signed for Chelsea, after moving to university. Thereafter, her rugby journey began; upon losing a bet to her university friends, Collie began playing rugby for her university team and then beyond.
One standout aspect of Collies game, in her time at the Tigers and beyond, is her long-range kicking proficiency, transferred over from her years as a goalkeeping.
Working as a full-time teacher alongside her competing, she said “I think its great, I think for me, I’m not a spring chicken anymore, but because I’m a teacher, I can see all those around me, and be a role model to the girls and to the lads around me, and inspiring them, I want to show them that no matter where you are in life and what your background is you can always achieve”.
In this interview, the multitalented Collie describes her sporting journey, balancing teaching and sport and how she wants to keep making her family proud.